Our long-term objective is to gain a better understanding of the physical and chemical fate of microplastics, and how they impact ecosystems across all levels of biological organization, from molecules to ecosystems. To advance our understanding beyond the laboratory, we are running a series of in-lake limnocorral experiments and aim to run a whole ecosystem experiment at the International Institute for Sustainable Development Experimental lakes Area (IISD-ELA). IISD-ELA is one of the world’s most influential freshwater research facilities. It includes a system of 58 lakes used for long-term ecological studies and manipulative whole-lake or in-lake limnocorral experiments. Over the last 50 years, ELA has provided science needs to address a range of environmental problems ranging from nutrient pollution, emerging contaminants, climate change, and fisheries. Here, we are using IISD-ELA as a platform to conduct environmentally and ecologically relevant experiments that allow us to gain a better understanding of how microplastics affect the structure and function of ecosystems. We aim to help fill key research gaps and provide critical evidence to inform policies aimed at mitigating plastic pollution.
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Oct 2, 2023
Rochman, Chelsea, 2023, "Rochman et al_Supp Data from pELAgic Overview Paper", https://doi.org/10.5683/SP3/WNVCCC, Borealis, V1, UNF:6:Z/3s0dBgLn8lXRuclMxlmw== [fileUNF]
This is the raw data for Rochman et al. ____ which describes the experimental design and the exposure landscape of the pELAgic experiment conducted in Summer 2021.
Aug 18, 2023 - RochmanLab Dataverse
Munno, Keenan, 2023, "Munno et al. Tiger Shark Stomach and Spiral Valve", https://doi.org/10.5683/SP3/EKQIMX, Borealis, V1, UNF:6:WOL4tSVc5zJJhIqGWoR2DQ== [fileUNF]
This is the raw data for the suspected anthropogenic particles that were recorded from each sample - which were all the GITs and a spiral valve of tiger sharks.
Jul 21, 2023 - RochmanLab Dataverse
Zhu, Xia, 2023, "Zhu et al., Deep Sea Reservoir", https://doi.org/10.5683/SP3/MTELIM, Borealis, V1, UNF:6:cnemg2mdxvaicVqezrQ4FQ== [fileUNF]
The datasets here are the supplementary data for Zhu et al., submitted to L&O in July 2023, for publication. This article is about the quantity and spatial distribution of plastic on the seafloor.
Jul 8, 2023 - Whole Lake
Rochman, Chelsea, 2023, "McIlwraith et al_Background Contamination of MPs at ELA", https://doi.org/10.5683/SP3/DCPNPD, Borealis, V1, UNF:6:G3Z4rGRlhOAo+81gm+E8Ww== [fileUNF]
This is the raw data to accompany McIlwraith et al. This is the study assessing background contamination at ELA before any additions. These are samples collected in 2019.
Whole Lake (University of Toronto)
Jul 8, 2023
Whole Lake (sub-dataverse)  Water Chemistry  Phytoplankton  Microplastic  Publication Data
Jun 27, 2023 - RochmanLab Dataverse
Rochman, Chelsea, 2023, "Milne et al. Microplastics in Sportfish", https://doi.org/10.5683/SP3/JZVNGW, Borealis, V1, UNF:6:DKnUrOJxNXgjMey8UlP+gQ== [fileUNF]
This includes the raw data within the study by Milne et al. about microplastics in sportfish collected from the Humber Bay in Lake Ontario.
Dec 19, 2022 - RochmanLab Dataverse
Rochman, Chelsea, 2022, "Bucci et al_FullLifecycleAssessment_Microplastics", https://doi.org/10.5683/SP3/3GOCZV, Borealis, V1, UNF:6:MWsm5c0J6QZ6oJv3jf5S4A== [fileUNF]
This is the raw data from the Bucci et al. study testing the effects of microplastics to fathead minnow over a full lifecycle.
RochmanLab Dataverse(University of Toronto)
Dec 19, 2022
This is a place for data from the Rochman Lab to be stored for publication.
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